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Old 03-30-2010, 02:50 PM   #1
Chravtacque
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Unable to enable third screen on 8800GT with SuSe


Hi,

A few days ago Windows disabled a diagnostic service. And because of that, “There was no network available”. Enabling it wasn't possible, because of admin rights (Wich I had, but services.mmc probably didn't noticed, LOL)
So, I decided to install openSuSe. After successfully installing the Nvidia drivers, I got stuck by enabling the third monitor.

My setup:
Core i7 860
8GB Ram
Nvidia GTX295
Nvidia 8800GT

2x Samsung Syncmaster @ 1920x1080 → Left and right.
1x Zalman Trimon @ 1680x1050 → Center screen

The left and center screens are connected to the GTX295, the right screen is connected to the 8800GT.


Xorg.conf:

# nvidia-xconfig: X configuration file generated by nvidia-xconfig
# nvidia-xconfig: version 1.0 (buildmeister@builder58) Wed Dec 9 16:34:26 PST 2009
# /.../

# SaX generated X11 config file
# Created on: 2010-03-30T19:09:40+0200.
# Version: 8.1
# Contact: Marcus Schaefer <sax@suse.de>, 2005
# Contact: SaX-User list <https://lists.berlios.de/mailman/listinfo/sax-users>
#
# Automatically generated by [ISaX] (8.1)
# PLEASE DO NOT EDIT THIS FILE!
#
Section "ServerLayout"
Identifier "Layout[all]"
Screen "Screen[0]" 0 0
InputDevice "Keyboard[0]" "CoreKeyboard"
InputDevice "Mouse[1]" "CorePointer"
Option "Clone" "off"
Option "Xinerama" "off"
EndSection

Section "Files"
InputDevices "/dev/gpmdata"
InputDevices "/dev/input/mice"
FontPath "/usr/share/fonts/misc:unscaled"
FontPath "/usr/share/fonts/local"
FontPath "/usr/share/fonts/75dpi:unscaled"
FontPath "/usr/share/fonts/100dpi:unscaled"
FontPath "/usr/share/fonts/Type1"
FontPath "/usr/share/fonts/URW"
FontPath "/usr/share/fonts/Speedo"
FontPath "/usr/share/fonts/PEX"
FontPath "/usr/share/fonts/cyrillic"
FontPath "/usr/share/fonts/latin2/misc:unscaled"
FontPath "/usr/share/fonts/latin2/75dpi:unscaled"
FontPath "/usr/share/fonts/latin2/100dpi:unscaled"
FontPath "/usr/share/fonts/latin2/Type1"
FontPath "/usr/share/fonts/latin7/75dpi:unscaled"
FontPath "/usr/share/fonts/baekmuk:unscaled"
FontPath "/usr/share/fonts/japanese:unscaled"
FontPath "/usr/share/fonts/kwintv"
FontPath "/usr/share/fonts/truetype"
FontPath "/usr/share/fonts/uni:unscaled"
FontPath "/usr/share/fonts/CID"
FontPath "/usr/share/fonts/ucs/misc:unscaled"
FontPath "/usr/share/fonts/ucs/75dpi:unscaled"
FontPath "/usr/share/fonts/ucs/100dpi:unscaled"
FontPath "/usr/share/fonts/hellas/misc:unscaled"
FontPath "/usr/share/fonts/hellas/75dpi:unscaled"
FontPath "/usr/share/fonts/hellas/100dpi:unscaled"
FontPath "/usr/share/fonts/hellas/Type1"
FontPath "/usr/share/fonts/misc/sgi:unscaled"
FontPath "/usr/share/fonts/xtest"
FontPath "/opt/kde3/share/fonts"
EndSection

Section "Module"
Load "dbe"
Load "glx"
Load "extmod"
EndSection

Section "ServerFlags"
Option "AllowMouseOpenFail" "on"
Option "ZapWarning" "on"
EndSection

Section "InputDevice"
# Driver "kbd" will be disabled unless 'Option "AutoAddDevices" "off"'
# is set in "ServerFlags" section.
Identifier "Keyboard[0]"
Driver "kbd"
Option "Protocol" "Standard"
Option "XkbLayout" "us"
Option "XkbModel" "microsoftpro"
Option "XkbRules" "xfree86"
EndSection

Section "InputDevice"
# Driver "mouse" will be disabled unless 'Option "AutoAddDevices" "off"'
# is set in "ServerFlags" section.
Identifier "Mouse[1]"
Driver "mouse"
Option "Buttons" "12"
Option "Device" "/dev/input/mice"
Option "Name" "Logitech G500"
Option "Protocol" "explorerps/2"
Option "Vendor" "Sysp"
Option "ZAxisMapping" "4 5"
EndSection

Section "Modes"
Identifier "Modes[0]"
ModeLine "1920x1080" 138 1920 1968 2000 2080 1080 1083 1088 1111 -hsync +vsync
EndSection

Section "Monitor"
Identifier "Monitor[0]"
VendorName "SAM"
ModelName "SAMSUNG SYNCMASTER"
UseModes "Modes[0]"
DisplaySize 531 298
HorizSync 30.0 - 81.0
VertRefresh 43.0 - 60.0
Option "CalcAlgorithm" "XServerPool"
Option "DPMS"
Option "PreferredMode" "1920x1080"
EndSection

Section "Device"
Identifier "Device[0]"
Driver "nvidia"
VendorName "NVIDIA"
BoardName "GeForce GTX 295"
Screen 0
EndSection

Section "Screen"
Identifier "Screen[0]"
Device "Device[0]"
Monitor "Monitor[0]"
DefaultDepth 24
Option "SaXDualHead"
Option "TwinView"
Option "SaXDualMonitorVendor" "ZMT"
Option "SecondMonitorHorizSync" "31-81"
Option "SaXDualVSync" "50-75"
Option "MetaModes" "1920x1080,1680x1050;1680x1050,1680x1050;1600x1024,1600x1024;1600x1000,1600x1000;1400x1050,1400x1050 ;1600x900,1600x900;1280x1024,1280x1024;1440x900,1440x900;1280x960,1280x960;1366x768,1366x768;1360x76 8,1360x768;1280x800,1280x800;1152x864,1152x864;1280x768,1280x768;1280x720,1280x720;1024x768,1024x768 ;1280x600,1280x600;1024x600,1024x600;800x600,800x600;768x576,768x576;640x480,640x480"

Option "SaXDualOrientation" "RightOf"
Option "SaXDualResolution" "1680x1050"
Option "TwinViewOrientation" "RightOf"
Option "SaXDualMode" "Xinerama"
Option "SecondMonitorVertRefresh" "50-75"
Option "SaXDualHSync" "31-81"
Option "SaXDualMonitorModel" "SAMSUNG"

SubSection "Display"
Depth 15
Modes "1920x1080" "1680x1050" "1600x1024" "1600x1000" "1400x1050" "1600x900" "1280x1024" "1440x900" "1280x960" "1366x768" "1360x768" "1280x800" "1152x864" "1280x768" "1280x720" "1024x768" "1280x600" "1024x600" "800x600" "768x576" "640x480"
EndSubSection

SubSection "Display"
Depth 16
Modes "1920x1080" "1680x1050" "1600x1024" "1600x1000" "1400x1050" "1600x900" "1280x1024" "1440x900" "1280x960" "1366x768" "1360x768" "1280x800" "1152x864" "1280x768" "1280x720" "1024x768" "1280x600" "1024x600" "800x600" "768x576" "640x480"
EndSubSection

SubSection "Display"
Depth 24
Modes "1920x1080" "1680x1050" "1600x1024" "1600x1000" "1400x1050" "1600x900" "1280x1024" "1440x900" "1280x960" "1366x768" "1360x768" "1280x800" "1152x864" "1280x768" "1280x720" "1024x768" "1280x600" "1024x600" "800x600" "768x576" "640x480"
EndSubSection

SubSection "Display"
Depth 8
Modes "1920x1080" "1680x1050" "1600x1024" "1600x1000" "1400x1050" "1600x900" "1280x1024" "1440x900" "1280x960" "1366x768" "1360x768" "1280x800" "1152x864" "1280x768" "1280x720" "1024x768" "1280x600" "1024x600" "800x600" "768x576" "640x480"
EndSubSection

EndSection

Section "Extensions"
Option "Composite" "on"
EndSection

The left and center screens are working atm, when editing xorg.conf, xserver won't start after reboot, so I need te rebuild xorg.conf.
Does anybody know what I'm doing wrong?

Last edited by Chravtacque; 03-30-2010 at 02:56 PM.
 
Old 04-03-2010, 06:10 AM   #2
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Which suse version are you using ?

Have you tried running sax2 ?
 
Old 04-04-2010, 08:55 AM   #3
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Hi,

Thanks for your reply

I already solved this issue. There was a GUI from the Nvidia driver.
So this way I could easily enable the third screen

Happy Easter!
 
  


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